SamTexas wrote:NON-electric ONLY.
For non-stop, no-rest, no-drafting bicycle rides that last at least 3 hours or 45 miles, what is your average cadence? And why?
55 to 65 rpm is the comfortable zone for me. I tried 65 to 75 several times and found that I felt more exhausted upon completion, yet my average moving speed remained the same. Above 80 rpm, I could not last more than 1 hour.
What are your personal experiences?
probably because you are not use to pedaling high rpm's
beginners pedal slow (like what you are used to for a running pace), but that's inefficient...
the secret to cycling is you have to train your legs to spin,
a great way to learn is riding rollers, (that's how I learned)
and clipless pedal is almost mandatory...
shorter crank helps you spin also..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadence_%28cycling%29